Andrew Harper death: Man charged with newlywed PC’s murder

A man has been charged with murdering 28-year-old PC Andrew Harper, who was killed while investigating a burglary.

The Thames Valley Police officer died on Thursday in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, after being dragged along the road by a vehicle.

PC Foster’s wife, Lissie, paid tribute to the « kindest, loveliest, most selfless person you will ever meet ».

Jed Foster, 20, of Reading, has been charged with his murder and the theft of a quad bike.

Mr Foster will appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning.

Nine other people who were arrested at the same time as Mr Foster have been released on bail until 13 September.

PC Harper’s wife Lissie, who he married four weeks ago, said he « genuinely cared for everyone ».

« I want to be angry that your job took you away from us but I know you loved it and always wanted to keep everyone safe, especially me, » she said.

Mrs Harper added: « Although we were married for only 28 days before you were cruelly taken away from me, my husband you were perfect.

« I will never ever stop loving you and I feel so grateful for the happiest 13 years of my life. »

Chief Crown Prosecutor Jaswant Narwal has offered to meet PC Harper’s family to explain their decision « following a lengthy review of the evidence available ».

A fundraising page set up to support PC Harper’s family has so far raised more than £150,000.

Source: BBC

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